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Social Studies Super Bundles

Are you constantly spending time searching for updated social studies materials? Or, are you always trying to find ways for students to have FUN while learning social studies content? Is there an anxious feeling while trying to differentiate for each student? Don’t worry, you are not alone! It can be so hard to find engaging content that will work for all students. Thankfully, there are Social Studies Super Bundles ready for purchase. However, these bundles are so amazing that they won’t be available forever. The Social Studies Super Bundles are only available from October 3rd-10th. The bundles are so amazing that you are going to want to set your calendar reminder now!

Benefits of Available Bundles

Sometimes, people are hesitant to purchase bundles due to the higher upfront cost. There is often concern over the quality of all of the resources and if this justifies the cost. Thankfully, the Social Studies Super Bundles are filled with TONS of high-quality printable and digital resources. Be sure to see how amazing the resources are! It will be evident that all of the activities are fun, engaging, worthwhile lessons! Even better, the bundles are only $20 during this exclusive sale! 

After purchasing, huge stress will be lifted due to spending less time planning. HOURS of your time will be saved with these ready-to-go resources! Even better, all of the resources bring in updated and innovative teaching strategies. For example, students will be playing digital games, moving to stations, using Boom Cards, and completing web searches. Therefore, you will be able to read the book on your list, catch up on TV, play with your kids, or take a much-needed nap. After purchasing these bundles, say goodbye to stressing over lesson planning! 

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Secondary American History Bundle 

For only $20, teachers will receive dozens of resources! It is filled with fun, engaging, hands-on activities in order to ensure students are focused! For instance, they will complete stations about WWII, analyze primary resources, study the Oregon Trail, and take doodle notes. Furthermore, students will complete a Genius Hour project and study the American Revolution and Women’s Suffrage. Students will truly love American History with this bundle! 

Secondary Ancient Civilization and World History Bundle

Sometimes, students have trouble understanding why the past is so important to learn about. Therefore, this $20 bundle will bring in creative ways to show students how current societies learn from ancient civilizations. To do this, students will learn about many topics, such as refugees, lives of Pharaohs, WW1, and Athens Sparta. As above, lessons are filled with engaging materials, such as projects, graphic organizers, and webquests!

Secondary Government Bundle

Due to the different branches and legal components, Government can be a really hard topic to understand. There is just so much to learn! Hence, this $20 bundle has tons of activities that will break down complex topics. For instance, students will learn about a bill becoming a law, criticisms of Congress, and due process.  Just like the above, all of the activities are high-quality and filled with updated teaching methods. 

Secondary Geography Bundle 

In this $20 bundle, students will gain a much better understanding of locations and landforms. For example, lessons focus on Latin America, landforms on Earth, and 5 themes of geography. Students will have so much fun learning that they won’t even realize how they are processing really complex information! 

SUPER Secondary Bundle 

If you are like many secondary social studies teachers, you have multiple preps. While you want to give each class your absolute best, it can be hard when planning so many lessons! Thankfully, there is a SUPER bundle that includes all 4 bundles above which includes over $600 in products! For only $60, a huge weight will be lifted off your shoulders! Every single prep will be filled with activities students love! 

Elementary Social Studies Bundle (Grades 3-5)

As students get older, they are ready to learn more complex topics. Here, students will learn about protest movements, history headlines, the Constitution, and national parks. Furthermore, students will read nonfiction reading passages, practice map skills, and learn to protect the environment. Truly, there is an entire year's worth of activities included in order to ensure students learn all about history with over $400 of products. Even better, the entire bundle only costs $20! 

Elementary Social Studies Bundle (Grades K-2)

As students start to understand the importance of a strong community, they are ready to learn where this originated from. Thus, students will learn about different communities, responsible decision making, and teamwork. Additionally, students will learn connections between the past and present and how to read basic components of a map. There are so many activities included that will last throughout the entire year! As above, the entire bundle is only $20

SUPER Elementary Bundle 

Many teachers are responsible for multiple grade levels. Therefore, there is so much to prep! In order to best meet the needs of all teachers, you can buy both elementary bundles for only $35

When buying the  Social Studies Super Bundles for a HUGE discount, tremendous stress will be lifted from your plate! Since over 45 sellers came together to create these incredible bundles, they won’t be around for long. You can save hundreds of dollars and hours of time. Grab it from October 3rd through October 10th at 11:59 PM only. This is a one-time opportunity, so be sure not to miss out!

Open the Magic

Open the Magic Day

National Open the Magic Day will be celebrated for the first time this  year on September 25. Who knew? I certainly didn't, but found this gem when checking out the National Day calendar. "Open the Magic Day" is the brainchild of Ramona Recommends, a fabulous source for reading ideas for your elementary students. Read "Ramona's" amazing story here. Welcome back! Do you need a tissue for your tears? Back to Open the Magic Day: one day before my birthday, and what a great day to commemorate in our classrooms! Don't bring me a birthday gift or cupcake. Bring me your favorite picture book and read your favorite part to me!

Open the Magic brings to mind trips to Disney, waiting for the parks to open each morning, opening gifts on a holiday morning, your first time riding your bike without the training wheels, holding a new baby in your arms, and so much more. The phrase could have so many meanings to each of us. Teacher goal: Make every student feel as if they are opening the magic every time they open a book. No pressure. You have all year, and you definitely have done harder things.

 This particular holiday is perfect for a whole week's celebration. It celebrates read aloud, picture books, the love of reading, and the student who has not yet found their love of reading. Since Open the Magic Day falls on a weekend this year, why not start the celebration first thing Monday morning on September 20, and end on Friday afternoon, September 24. If I were still in the classroom, we would be celebrating nonstop. 

Open the Magic with Picture Books

Picture books. Picture books are for everyone! Picture books can illustrate and connect concepts across your curriculum. It's never the wrong time to pull one off the shelf! You might try reading a picture book each day right after Morning Meeting, or read just a few pages if time is an issue. A page or two might be just what is needed to make kids want to read or hear more. Kids could bring their favorite picture book to your meeting, and you could randomly choose one or two to share by reading favorite parts aloud. 

Confetti Moments in Reading

"Confetti Moments" another brainchild of our Courtney (aka Ramona). Nothing short of brilliant! The title alone evokes feelings that tell you exactly what it means. When you have a one-to-one reading conference with one of your students, might you ask for a specific confetti moment from the book they are reading? Is there a sentence or a paragraph that reached deep into your heart or brain, making you feel like tossing a handful of confetti? Maybe that particular page is worthy of a special sticky note, decorated with marker dots (ok, I might use a little glitter glue and give several to each student just as a starter pack). 

Random teacher tip: I have discovered that Swiffer Dry Cloths are amazing glitter collectors. Use them for a quick and effective cleanup after a glitter project. I have a home art room now (I know! Right?) and find that box of Swiffers is my new BFF. 

Back to our original topic! Books are magic! Reading is magic! We all know it, have observed it over and over in our classrooms, and want every child to feel it. What better time than now to actively notice the magic and celebrate reading at every opportunity! Thank you, Ramona Recommends, for bringing this to our attention with a special day!

I know you'll find something to love at Rainbow City Learning as you Open the Magic of Reading in your classroom this year!

Reading Resources to Open the Magic

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Take the Stress out of This Year's Teacher Evaluations

Teacher Evaluations

Why do we have teacher evaluations?

Teacher evaluations have our best interest at heart. Really. They keep us accountable, encourage us to improve our practice, and can impact student achievement in many positive ways. Without some kind of teacher evaluation system in place,  we certainly wouldn't be trusted as much as educators, and professional growth might be more limited. 

I started teaching long, long ago, in a galaxy far away.... and even there, we had teacher evaluations. They were more on the order of thank you notes though, and not very helpful in improving my practice. The principal would drop in once or twice per year, observe a carefully prepared lesson, and go back to the office to write up the report on how lucky they were to have a teacher as amazing as I was. Complimentary, but not helpful. Not realistic either. The walk through checklists didn't do much to add value to the situation either.

How should we evaluate teachers?

How should we evaluate teachers?

Teachers ourselves can do so much to improve the process and value of teacher evaluations. Of course, we can't expect to be the sole evaluators of our progress. That method would be so dependent on self-concept, and likely not based in reality. The administrator or coach who is tasked with evaluations is a necessary part of the process. The skill level of that administrator, and their understanding of the ratings system can skew the results just as much as an inexperienced teacher can have a skewed self-evaluation. And then there's the outer circle of your evaluators - the students, their families, and the wider community. I can't, off the top of my head, think of another profession that is judged so frequently and often so harshly by the general public. 

Is there a way to make teacher evaluations more meaningful?

A favorite principal of mine told me more than once, "I like people to do things WITH me, not TO me." Words of wisdom for teaching, and for life. I like to learn WITH my students rather than just teaching TO them.  If your district is considering a new curriculum adoption, join the committee that is researching it. If you are about to be evaluated using a newly developed system, or even one that might not be completely understood both by you and by your evaluator, why not get involved at every level? 

How to make teacher evaluations meaningful

What makes a great teacher?

My students will tell you it's all about the picture above! Couldn't resist!

Although they differ in complexity and detail, most teacher evaluation systems include the following components:

  • The learning environment
  • Student achievement and growth
  • Student access to learning and differentiation
  • Relationships with students and colleagues
  • Professional membership, involvement, and responsibilities
  • Professional development activities
  • Samples of student work
Since all of my previous evaluations in my teacher scrapbook read like thank you notes on the wonderfulness of me, imagine my surprise when I sat through my first evaluation session with a new principal still undergoing training on the newly adopted Marzano ratings scale. As his pencil hovered far away from Innovative on measure after measure, I felt the need to remind him that I was Teacher of the Year in our district and county, and that my portrait literally hangs on the wall of the school board meeting room. Of course he was already aware of that, and it didn't seem to make a difference.

I left that first evaluation conference with sadness and an average rating, but with a plan developing. I felt that it was an event that had happened TO me, not WITH me. My plan was to arrive armed with artifacts and data next time. I put a binder together and started to collect classroom artifacts, photos, student samples, parent testimonials, and testing data. I made dividers for each section, and when I thought I needed an additional section, I added a new divider.  I included before and after work samples from students at three levels: struggling, on grade level, and working above grade level. The winds of evaluation had changed, and resting on my laurels was of no use going forward.

The dog and pony show carefully designed lesson was no longer necessary because I had many other examples of my excellent practice right in that binder. My next evaluation observation was a "come whenever" rather than an officially scheduled one, and I scheduled my next evaluation conference for the very last after school session. I was going to need some extra time to present aaalllll of my evidence! 

The pencil still hovered on the continuum, but with each succeeding conference, I got closer to my goal, which of course was the highest rating. I know that's your goal also! The principal learned to schedule my conference as the last one, and that dinner would be late that night.

As you prepare to start the new school year, after the stress so many teachers worked through last year, I hope you will take teacher evaluations off the list of stressors. Put your binder together, and start collecting your evidence from Day 1. You are already a great teacher no doubt, and concrete evidence in your hands will give you added confidence and will prove the wonderfulness of you!

Binder covers and inserts, both general and specific to the Marzano, McRel, and Danielson approaches can be found here, to make your task of set up even easier! Just click on the image below, and make your teaching life so much easier!


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Narrative Nonfiction brings History to Life

Narrative Nonfiction and the Study of History

I wanted to be a teacher as long as I can remember, even before I actually attended school. I will admit though to several side journeys as I grew. My uncle campaigned pretty hard throughout my high school and college years to study law and join his firm. Once his own children were exploring their own future careers, he stepped back. Two of his three children actually did become lawyers, and I was free once again to continue moving toward my dream of working in my own classroom. 

In college, I became extremely interested in sociology and archeology, and briefly considered a career as an archeologist. Dirty fingernails along with a dislike for working outside in extremes of weather told me that this was not a good choice for me. I believe that my intense interest in these fields of study helped me overall to be a better teacher. I never had to pretend to be excited about digging into the study of a new piece of nonfiction. I was all in from the beginning, and sometimes needed to calm down a little before presenting the lesson to my students! 

I  came across an article recently that detailed the discovery of Harriet Tubman's childhood home in Dorchester County, Maryland. The area is becoming swampier as the water level rises and the land is sinking, but when the manager of The National Blackwater Wildlife Refuge learned that Ben Ross' (Harriet Tubman's father) cabin may have been on their newly acquired land, she called in the archeologists! Their first find was a coin from 1808, the year that Harriet Tubman's parents were married. After digging over a thousand pits, the team discovered many datable artifacts, such as "...bricks, 19th century pottery with distinct design patterns, rusty nails, a button, and old documents". Historical records tell us that Harriet Tubman lived in this cabin as a child, and again as she planned her strategy of the Underground Railroad in 1849. While not finding an actual homestead or even a chimney, this find was exciting, and pulled me back to a longtime favorite book of mine.

Using literature to teach Narrative Nonfiction

Teaching Home Place by Crescent Dragonwagon (IKR? Her real name!) was always one of those "calm down first" moments for me. I love this author and the gentle and tender way she lets her story unfurl. Also majorly in love with the illustrations of Jerry Pinkney. A special book to treasure on several levels. Past and present melt into each other as watercolors do when you are working wet on wet and colors begin to merge. A family on a hike through the woods (how many times have we all done this as a family outing during the past year?) finds daffodils growing in the wild, but no house nearby. They search further and find part of a chimney standing by itself. A little digging in the ground unearths a blue glass marble, a nail, part of a china plate, a horseshoe, a small yellow bottle, and a doll's arm. These artifacts help them to tell each other the story of a long ago family living right in the spot where they stood, having chicken for dinner, singing on the front porch, and even complaining about the heat on a summer day long before central air! If I had my hands on this book as a child, I might have veered off onto the archeology path despite the dirt and heat! Don't miss sharing this one with your kids!

Narrative Nonfiction Teaching Activities

Teaching Narrative Nonfiction is really much more intuitive than many of us think when we first approach it. Which type of writing is a nonfiction narrative? It is simply nonfiction delivered in narrative structure rather than expository. It is all true, but told as a story unfolds. Crescent Dragonwagon tells the story of a house and family as they lived circa 1900. It's recommended for grades K-3, but I used it with grades 4 and 5 for years. Fourth and fifth graders are much more likely to be able to use it as a mentor text for writing more narrative nonfiction.

A favorite followup writing activity to Home Place would be to bring a photo of an artifact from home, or an artifact discovered on a walk, and tell the story of a person or family who might have used that item in another time in history. Without using artifacts, you could also look at a particular time in history and have your fourth or fifth graders tell about that time from the viewpoint of a kid their age at that time. (I would steer clear of using this idea to study slavery or other culturally sensitive issues.) 

If you use The One and Only Ivan in your reading curriculum, there is a narrative nonfiction companion book called Ivan, the Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, also by Katharine Applegate. It would be very interesting to discuss the narrative structure of each. 

As a reading addict, I always had a book or two up my sleeve that I was reading to tell my students about as we discussed their books. I usually did not tell them the title. No need for them to read an adult book that may not be suitable in other ways, but only to show that authors who write for all ages use many of the same structures, elements, and storytelling techniques. The story of Home Place takes me back to a recently read book, The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. A tourist in London goes "mudlarking" and finds a mysterious blue bottle on the shore of the Thames. We then embark on parallel stories of the tourist trying to trace the history of the bottle and a history told of a time when apothecaries sometimes prepared secret potion poisons for abused women to dispatch their abusers. I would share only the story of the bottle find and the historical search that ensued, of course! If you haven't read this book yet, you might want to add it to your own summer reading list. So good!

Some suggested narrative nonfiction texts (in addition to Ivan) are: Camp Panda by Catherine Thimmesh, A Seal Named Patches by Roxanne Beltran, The Boo Boos that Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein, and Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. This list could go on for pages and pages.

For more ideas on teaching Narrative Nonfiction, be sure to check out these resources from Rainbow City Learning on TpT!

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The Miracle of Friendship

A few weeks ago, I had an overwhelming urge to speak with a certain old friend from high school. We couldn't have been closer during those four character shaping years, yet lost touch after graduation. She married right after graduation and began working with her husband and raising a family, and I was off to college. And, as the words of an old Joni Mitchell song (The Circle Game) can remind us, "The seasons they go round and round, and the painted ponies go up and down. We're captive on the carousel of time." The years have flown by, each of us busy with our own lives and families, and suddenly I couldn't stop thinking about how much I needed to talk to Linda. 

My old friend is not on social media (I tried that first!), so I called my uncle, who in my memory had some connection to Linda's husband, and word somehow reached her that I was trying to get in touch. As fate would have it, Linda was in the hospital at the time I had been thinking about her, and was near death. She tells me now that she was thinking about me at the same time and wanted to find and talk with me too. She's back at home, and just as I was starting to write this blog post about poetry (because April), my phone rang with an unfamiliar number from my hometown. 

If you don't believe in miracles, I'm not sure I can convince you, but after the initial shock and pure joy at hearing her voice again, I synced my earphones, brewed a mug of tea, and stepped away from the computer. I have had the most amazing afternoon of escaping back in time with my friend and pondering the meaning of friendship. I found this quote which is really speaking to me today. "A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you." - Elbert Hubbard

Friendship can seem like a miracle, but it is also something that can (and should) be taught. Throughout my classroom career, I tried to encourage friendship among my students. I found ways to help those who may have been shy or reluctant to reach out and form some connections. I probably didn't originate the phrase, "It's not a wedding!", but I used it when objections arose to the cooperative groups that I had set up for learning activities. 

I devoted years in my career to encouraging friendship, and have developed quite a few resources in Rainbow City Learning to do the same for your students. I hope you'll browse through them. Here's a cute little video I developed with my friend Lessia Bonn to go with a Friendship/Poetry unit that we co-authored . You can find the unit here. For the video, just click below! Why not teach friendship and poetry at the same time? After all, it's April!


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Greet Students With the Arts

 Yeah, I spend way too much time on Facebook. It's hard to resist especially during this past year apart. All my friends are in there! I can pick up my phone or iPad, or turn on the computer, and find family and friends right there. I can interact a little, feel comforted, and step away. (Well, most of the time I can step away!) It has definitely become more of an addiction during the past year though.

During one of my recent forays into Facebook, I ran across an open post from a former school superintendent. Her name is Teresa Thayer Snyder, and she is the former superintendent of Voorheesville School District in New York. Dr. Snyder had some excellent advice for our return to school, originally posted on her own Facebook page, but currently spread far and wide all over the internet. Dr. Snyder is a fierce opponent of the catch them up and test them philosophy. Rather, she asks teachers to welcome their students back with art supplies and writing materials, with music and dance, with every avenue of the arts that will help the children to tell their stories, to enter into the historical record the many ways in which the past year has changed their lives. 

Dr. Snyder is a woman of my own heart. Exactly the way my classroom ran for thirty six years. Welcome them in with a love of the arts, and make sure that they have every opportunity to tell their stories. I've blogged about all this before, and will include a roundup of those posts at the end of this post. Never has there been a more important time to be soft and comforting with kids, to allow all the time in the world for them to get acclimated to school in person again, and to encourage them to tell their personal stories. 

On a personal note myself, a former student who was going through some life issues recently asked me if I could just pull something out of the closet in Rainbow City (what we called our classroom) to make it better. Thinking back on what I might have pulled out all those years ago, I'm pretty sure that it was as simple as some art supplies, writing materials, and maybe a little background music. (And, oh yeah, glitter. If you truly know me...) Stir these ingredients gently and add a dash of time, and you just might be able to help your individual students to heal from our shared trauma. When I'm trying to heal myself these days at home, that's just what I do - head to my art room. (The children have grown and are gone, so their rooms can be whatever now.) Once inside my art room, I pull out the journals, paints, brushes, and glitter and turn on the soft rock station. Might even dance a little. No one's watching. I promise you that it's much more healing than cramming for a test.

School districts now are actually considering ditching the standardized tests. I hope that for each of you, that comes to be, and I hope that you will be planning some art-infused activities to gently return to learning while honoring what your students have been through. 

You might start with a "Bucketful of Shivers" activity as detailed in this post. Simply, this activity gives kids a chance to throw away some negative thoughts and to start banking some positive thoughts. We all need a bank of positive thoughts to drown out the negative when we encounter those. Pretty easy to make buckets out of construction paper and pretty easy for kids to decorate them with crayons or markers!

You can find a lesson on creating a memory box and filling it with a special moment story in this post. This is a private way for students to write about a special memory with a loved one. Stories can be about a grandparent that they might not have seen for awhile, or could be a private way to remember and honor a family member that they may have lost. 

How about dancing in a storm in your dress clothes? Remember dress up clothes? I hear they'll be replacing our sweat pants soon. Hope some of mine still fit. 😂 Why not put on some music with a prompt to dance right at your socially distanced desk, imagining a certain situation, like wearing your pajamas in a softly falling snow, or wearing a tee shirt and shorts as you sink your toes into the sand at the beach? Wearing your ski clothes and trying to dance on a merry go round. Your kids can come up with much better prompts, I'm sure! Here's a post about a free lesson to get the fearless learning ahead started! I would absolutely do this dancing in a storm in your best clothes thing the very first day back! 

I wrote a post in June of 2020 after reading Glennon Doyle's book Untamed. Lots to think about "burning it down" with regard to how we used to teach and finding freedom in teaching in new ways. We are forever changed by what we have all been through during the pandemic year. All of us. Teachers, families, children. What a perfect time to let go of the past and move forward in a way that fits who we are now. Here's my take on Untamed Teachers.

Try some letter writing. Step away from the screens. Let your kids decorate the stationery and write the letters in their own handwriting. Letters to themselves during the last normal school year that they had, and letters as you go through the year to their future selves. Find a lesson on reaching out to future selves here.

Bring in a bagful or bucket of rocks and break out some paint. Let your students spread some positive words for others in your school by painting and spreading rocks at the entrance. Find a post about sharing our One Heart here.

Click here for a post about the need to give students the time and space to tell their stories.

And finally (for this post anyway), find a plan for using the arts mixed with literature to teach perseverance.

I would love love love to hear about an activity that you are using to welcome your students back that integrates the arts! Tell me please in the comment section below! 

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